Home > News >

Ranji Trophy 2012: Baroda continue to pile runs against Delhi

Ranji Trophy 2012: Baroda continue to pile runs against Delhi

Baroda were 521 for the loss of seven wickets at the end of Day Two against Delhi on Sunday © AFP

New Delhi: Nov 18, 2012

 

Baroda batsmen, led by skipper Ambati Rayudu, showed a lot of application as they posted a commendable 525 for seven against hosts Delhi at stumps on the second day of their third round Ranji Trophy Group B encounter on Sunday.

 

Ambati Rayudu scored 131 and added 213 runs for the fourth wicket with young Abhimanyu Chauhan, who hit a patient 113 as Baroda made life miserable for the Delhi bowling attack sans Ashish Nehra at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

 

Parvinder Awana bowled his heart out on a lifeless track and bowled a few beauties to get rid of Rayudu and Kedar Devdhar (27), but in all it was another day where the bat dominated the ball.

 

Starting the day at 252 for three, both Rayudu and Chauhan reached the individual landmarks without much fuss.

 

Baroda’s late-order also made a very useful contribution as left-handers Ketan Panchal and seamer Gagandeep Singh Natt also added 126 runs for the unbroken eighth-wicket stand with both hitting half centuries.

 

In the process, both batsmen hit a number of sixes especially attacking left-arm spinner Manan Sharma, who went for 130 runs in 31 overs.

 

While Panchal was unbeaten on 72, Gagandeep played a cameo remaining undefeated on 70. Both Panchal and Gagandeep hit three sixes and seven boundaries each.

 

Earlier, it was Chauhan, who was the first one to reach the landmark with a push towards mid-on off Awana’s bowling.

 

Rayudu hit a classic straight drive off left-arm speedster Pawan Suyal to reach his 13th first-class century. Throughout his 232-ball stay at the wicket, Rayudu’s driving was a treat to watch.

 

If Chauhan looked elegant while executing on-drive, Rayudu looked equally impressive as he hit 22 boundaries in all.

 

While Chauhan’s nearly six-and-half-hour vigil ended when he played across the line to a Sumit Narwal delivery and the middle stump went for a walk. Rayudu got a beauty from Awana who bowled a perfect leg-cutter to breach his defense.

 

Awana then bowled a bouncer which saw Devdhar go for a hook shot only to be caught in the fine leg region by Suyal.

 

Murtuja Vahora (11) got a ball that really kept low and was bowled.

 

At 399 for seven, Panchal and Gagandeep joined hands. The duo took on the spinners as well as medium pacer Bhatia with aplomb. Both completed their half centuries with a six each.

 

Panchal hit one straight while Gagandeep, who matched his partner for stroke, hit a huge one off Bhatia to the deep mid-wicket region.

 

For Delhi, Awana bowled 32 overs taking two for 97 while Rajat Bhatia had the best figures of three for 35 from 19 overs. Last match’s hero Suyal gave away 119 runs in 33 overs without any success.

 

Brief Scores: Baroda 525 for 7  (Ambati Rayudu 131, Abhimanyu Chauhan 113, Ketan Panchal 72*, Gagandeep Singh Natt 70*, Rajat Bhatia 3 for 35, Parvinder Awana 2 for 97) vs Delhi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Josh Hazlewood looks back at his 5-wicket haul

Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: Key clashes

Live Cricket Score, South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 3 at Centurion: Samuels and Chanderpaul rebuild for West Indies

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: India reach 71/1 at stumps

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi Preview: Teams prepare for high-octane finale

Anil Kumble Australia India Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin Ricky Ponting South Africa

Alastair Cook sacked as England ODI skipper

South Africa vs West Indies 2014-15: Hashim Amla not emotionally attached to records as ‘they are meant to be broken’

Andrew Flintoff: What Kevin’s done can’t be as bad as what’s been portrayed and it’s time the ECB told us

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: Kiwis complete 68-run win

ICC World Cup 2015: Kevin Pietersen still awaits his call for England squad

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India and tail

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail ought to take leaf out of Australian tail’s book

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: India’s pathetic bowling performance, Mitchell Johnson’s onslaught and other highlights

India’s inability to dismiss Australia’s tail can have huge impact

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014, 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi: New Zealand likely XI

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here